BTEC Business students have again demonstrated their generosity and community spirit by donating project profits to various charities.
Learners on the Coleg Cambria (CC) course hit the headlines last year after opening a pop-up shop at the Yale site’s Enterprise Hub in Wrexham. They raised hundreds of pounds for Nightingale House Hospice. This year the Level 3 cohort has gone even further. Gathering ￡637 for The Dogs Trust, WWF, Hope House Hospice, Ronald McDonald House based at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, MIND Cymru and Cancer Research UK.
Lecturer Anne Williams explains: “As part of the programme, the learners were tasked with planning and running their own business. They all chose to launch a social enterprise so they could have an impact on the local community and economy. They decided that all profits would be donated to charity”.
Story Time Chair
Enrichment learners at CC’s Bersham Road site created a “story time chair” for pupils at Victoria Community Primary School.
As part of their regular school links sessions with Cambria’s Carpentry and Joinery department, the group – made up of pupils from Ysgol y Grango, The Maelor School and Ysgol Rhiwabon – also built three benches and installed a planter for outdoor lessons.
Tutor Stuart Kennedy said: “We wanted to do something that would showcase the skills of these talented learners while also giving back to our community.”
The Welsh Quartet
Mirain Gwyn, Lisa Fanson, Elin Roberts and Abbie Griffiths are set to study Primary Education through the medium of Welsh at Bangor University from September.
All four are taking A Levels – including Welsh First Language – at Cambria’s Yale site in Wrexham. The Welsh Government is targeting one million Welsh speakers by 2050.
Mirain, Elin and Abbie also secured three of around 40 scholarships to study for the degree, having excelled in exams.